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TKenney, Ph.D., French Attorney (Avocat à la Cour)
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Experience:  Practicing law in France, 10+ years of experience on Paris Bar. Taught French Business Law in US
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I inherited money form my mothers estate just recently. It

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I inherited money form my mother's estate just recently. It is not a very large amount .My mother was French living in France. I grew up in the USA as she lived here for many years and she returned to France during her retirement.
My question is, my brother and I were the heirs. And I understand that under French
law I am entitled to one third,(the reserve) of my mother's estate even though she left me about one quarter.My brother inherited the remainder of the estate along with his two children The Notaire informed me that an indemnity making up the difference to equal one third would be required to be paid from my brother. The amount was about 37000 euros in order to arrive at one third of the total amount of the estate.. However at the time of the disbursement of the inheritance,because my brother is both" heritier" and" legataire",and I am only "heritier" I was informed by the notaire that he is entitled to half that amount .Consequently ,I received about 18000 euros less than a third of the estate. My question is this according to French law accurate despite that in the final analysis I am not receiving one third of the total of the estate (less fees and expenses). Thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: French Law
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